Tag Archives: Technology

Google has turned learning on its head – it’s time we caught up

When I was at school, some 30 years ago, it was all about sitting quietly at desks with chewing gum under them and listening while the teacher talked. Occasionally we’d copy stuff down and sometimes there would be exercises to … Continue reading

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Excellent apps and techy tools to aid exams and revision – part 2

Following on from part 1 in my list of top tools and excellent apps to see you through exams I welcome you to part 2, where I’ll be focusing on the things you can do to get your mind settled … Continue reading

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Excellent apps and techy tools to aid exams and revision – part 1

When exams loom heavy on the horizon students do what they can to prepare themselves for the mental strain ahead: revising, re-revising, chewing at fingernails and pulling at hair. Happily, for screenagers everywhere the abundance of digital help on offer … Continue reading

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Top Tips: Encouraging our children to read

Reading is one of the most important influences a child can have, helping to develop their understanding and outlook on the world. We all read for different reasons and in different ways; some for pleasure, others for escapism, many for … Continue reading

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Top Tips: How to find the right tutor for your child

The shadow of competition is hot on our heels day-to-day in the cut and thrust of modern life. Competition for that job; that bank loan and even that parking space – it’s all on the rise. In the field of … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Maths apps and tools for the younger generation

We were contacted recently for advice on the perennial problem of how to help our kids when they’re struggling with mathematics. In my last post I came up with a list of ten useful maths apps and digital tools for … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Maths apps and tools to save the blushes of parents and students

Move over Peter Parker, there’s a new superhero in town and this one’s packing more brainpower than Krang himself. The self-styled Human Calculator (AKA Scott Flansburg) graced our screens this morning to promote World Maths Day, express his concern about the way we … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Apps for children with special educational needs

It’s becoming increasingly clear that iPads and iPhones have so much more to offer than the games and shopping apps that are, admit it, the hook for a lot of us. Technology is bringing about a revolution in teaching and … Continue reading

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An update on MOOCs: Strides and strife in the US as the UK ploughs on

Here at Tutorhub, we’ve been keeping our keen eye on the embryonic educational phenomenons that are MOOCs (massive open online courses) and an article from the BBC today raised an eyebrow, with me at least. Coursera, arguably the behemoth amongst … Continue reading

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Top Tips: Avoiding university fines

It has emerged that students in the UK racked up fines totalling £551,237.30 in the last academic year alone, following a Freedom of information request from the Guardian. Offences like drunkenness (shock horror); smoking and unauthorised parties have all rendered naughty students … Continue reading

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